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Present Situation

Prevalence of HIV in blood donors in the District in 2003 was as follows: - 

RESULTS OF BLOOD DONOR TESTS FOR HIV:

AGE 15 – 19

AGE 20 – 24

AGE 25 - +

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

+ve

Total

+ve

Total

+ve

Total

+ve

Total

+ve

Total

+ve

Total

2

47 (2%)

1

27 (4%)

10

206 (5%)

3

82 (4%)

74

924 (8%)

24

262 (9%)

HIV Positive Patients in the District

Year

HIV Positive on screening 

Total AIDS cases

Deaths

 

Male

Female

Total

 

Male

Female

Total

1998

32

27

59

148

45

37

82

1999

69

78

147

147

52

58

75

2000 Jan - September

64

72

136

136

68

45

114

PATIENTS 2001 - 2003

YEAR

HIV/POSITIVE

TOTAL AIDS Cases

DEATHS

 

 

Male

Female

Total

Male

Female

Total

Percent

2001

343

359

702

702

277

301

582

83

2002

75

91

166

1050

30

38

68

40.9

2003

86

28

114

1164

40

40

80

70.2

Tests at St Luke’s Dispensary 2003

No of tests – 575

Number positive – 33 (male 13, female 20) (6%)

Hence it can be seen that the effects of HIV in the district are large, causing around 80% of the deaths in the district.  A large proportion of HIV infections are undiagnosed, with young people developing infections with Herpes Zoster for example, or dying of TB, without a serological diagnosis of HIV being proven.

TUBERCULOSIS:

YEAR

SMEARS

RELAPSES

ALL CASES

2001

230

10

240

2002

262

10

275

2003

 

 

560 (positives 70)

Present Situation

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